Trainer Tony Gollan will give Temple Of Boom and four of his Queensland stablemates jump-outs at Flemington on Friday ahead of their next assignments in Melbourne.
Gollan decided against taking on crack sprinter Sepoy in Saturday’s Caulfield Sprint and ordered the jump-out for Temple Of Boom prior to the gelding’s next mission in the Group Two Salinger Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday week.
Temple Of Boom maintained his love of Flemington by posting his third win from four starts at the track in the Group Two Gilgai Stakes.
His previous Flemington wins were in the Listed Swisse Vitamins Stakes (1100m) on Oaks Day last year and the Group Three Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) on August 6.
Temple Of Boom has been joined in Melbourne by Listen Son, Spirit Of Boom, Falvelina and Cariad who all arrived safely by float at the weekend.
Gollan was forced to scratch Listen Son and Cariad from Eagle Farm recently when the track was hit with a morning thunderstorm.
The trainer is keeping a close watch on Melbourne’s weather but is not unduly concerned.
“Flemington is a great draining track,” he said.
“It copped a lot of rain leading up to the day Temple Of Boom won last start but the track came back to dead.”
Gollan is also unconcerned three of his quartet which have joined Temple Of Boom go into their hit and run assignments in Melbourne first-up.
Falvelina was the only one to escape the recent rain disruption in Queensland when second in her comeback at Toowoomba on October 8.
“They’ve all done a lot of work since they came into work 14 weeks ago,” he said.
“I sent them down last Friday and I wanted them to settle in and get acclimatised before they all have jump outs on Friday.
“Temple Of Boom will have his last run for the spring in the Salinger and the others, with the exception of Listen Son, are only having one run down there.”
Listen Son will have his first start since his failure in the Glasshouse Handicap at Caloundra in July when he tackles the Group Three Tabcorp Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on Derby day.
He will stay on for the Group Three Sandown Stakes (1500m) on November 12.
“Spirit Of Boom will run in a Listed race on (Melbourne) Cup day and then come home for the first two legs of the summer series here,” Gollan said.”
“Falvelina and Cariad will chase some black-type races on Oaks day at Flemington then come home for the fillies and mares races here.”